Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/31/13
Here is a summary of what Sandy Alderson had to say during his conference call that concluded a short while ago. He did not make any moves today because the players that will help the Mets win this season still have a certain value to the team and that the return on trading those players did not reflect that same value. He basically reiterated what I have been saying all along particularly on Marlon Byrd and that is he has much more value to the Mets than he did to any other team in baseball. Needless to say, Byrd was the most in-demand player, but in the end he remained a Met… Byrd’s impact on this team cannot be understated and shoveled off for a B or C level prospect. I also said this would be Alderson’s mindset all along based on what I was hearing from people connected to the team. As I said a few days ago, it was time for Sandy to change the perception that the Mets were stuck in a perpetual rebuild. He understands the team needs to start winning now. So in the end, Alderson w...
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